- NYSERDA Launches Climate Change Science Clearinghouse: Tools to Help Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather
- In Celebration of International Wildlife Day, DEC Reminds New Yorkers to "Return a Gift to Wildlife" (from the DEC)
- Wood Energy in America (PDF - from Science magazine)
- Building a Pipeline for Green Jobs (PDF - from CNY Business Exchange)
The ESF Office of Government Relations links the College with the community, elected officials, and agencies to communicate the challenges and opportunities facing ESF, our academic and research areas, and higher education. We work to develop relationships with those who have an opportunity to affect our future and fulfill our vision of “a better world through environmental discovery.”
Government Relations focuses its efforts on developing relationships with federal, state, and local governments in order to secure support for institutional initiatives and individual research projects consistent with the mission of the college and priorities. The office looks to assist faculty in receiving funding for projects as well economic development opportunities for the city, state and region. The Office of Government Relationsis an office residing within the College President’s Office and is located in Bray Hall.
Spirits of ESF: Alumni Support Burgeoning New York State Industry
Full economic impact of N.Y.'s Craft Breweries on state economy: $3.5 Billion*
Wine flour, a value-added product from the production of wine, adds nutritional benefits to foods.
ESF alumnus ensures F.X. Matt Brewing Company's committment to sustainable practices.
- Legislation Consolidates Licensing and Eases Regulatory Requirements for Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries and Cideries
- New Laws Expand Sales by the Glass to Farm Wineries, Breweries and Cideries
- Tax Credit Expected to Save Craft Beverage Producers $4 Million Over the Next Two Years Free Tastings for Customers are also Sales-Tax Free for Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries
- *New Study Finds Friendly Business Climate Is Fueling Explosive Growth Impact on New York Economy Is $3.5 Billion
- Governor Cuomo Recognizes F.X. Matt Brewing Co. CEO for Advancing the Craft Beer Industry
- F.X. Matt Brewing Co. Receives Recycling Award
- Cornell Cooperative Extension Hops Program
NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics
Commission's Ethics Laws, Lobbying Laws and Regulations and New Guidelines for Reportable Business Relationships can be found HERE.
America's Climate Choices
New from National Academies Press, America's Climate Choices is the National Research Council's most comprehensive study of climate change to date.
- U.S. Senate
- U.S. House of Representatives
Events of Note
- The Scientist: Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?
- Niagara Gazette: Hyde Park Lake restoration work celebrated
- The Zebra: What's in that Alley?: Inventorying Old Town Alexandria’s Historic Alley Network
- Snails Bred in ESF Lab Help Species Crawl Back from Brink of Extinction
- ‘Extinct’ Floreana Tortoise Species Could Return to Galapagos
- Penn State News: NEWBio project concludes, advances biomass energy efforts
- World Landscape Architect: Winners of the ASLA 2017 Student Awards announced
- U.S. News Ranks ESF among the Best
- NYS Urban Forestry Council: Abigail Mahoney: 2017 NYSDEC Urban Forestry Intern
- Mental Floss: Trees Save Big Cities $500 Million Each Year
Maureen O'Neill Fellows, Ph.D.
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Government Relations
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
Voice: (315) 470-6621
Cell: (315) 530-2226
Fax: (315) 470-6932